Latest Gender identity News

Transgender student Drew Adams stands outside of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Atlanta.  A federal appeals court said Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, that a Florida school district was wrong when it forced a transgender student to either use a girls or gender neutral bathroom even though he identified as a boy. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)

Appeals court rules for transgender man in bathroom case

Aug. 10, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district was wrong when it forced a transgender high school student to either use the girls bathroom or a single-stall gender neutral bathroom, a federal appeals court ruled. The ruling issued Friday sides with Drew Adams, who sued the St. Johns County School...

LGBT rights supporters protest in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. A large crowd of LGBT rights supporters gathered in Warsaw on Saturday to protest the arrest of a transgender activist who had carried out acts of civil disobedience against rising homophobia in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Protesters decry government's anti-LGBT attitudes in Poland

Aug. 8, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT attitudes promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters. “You will not lock all of us up!” people chanted at a protest in Warsaw that drew thousands of...

Piotr Grabarczyk and his boyfriend Kamil Pawlik, right, from Poland, wait for a taxi outside the airport after Grabarczyk arrived in Barcelona, Spain, early Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Like them, many LGBT people are choosing to leave Poland amid rising homophobia promoted by President Andrzej Duda and other right-wing populist politicians in power. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Polish LGBT people leaving as post-vote mood grows hostile

Aug. 6, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When a right-wing populist party won the right to govern Poland five years ago, Piotr Grabarczyk feared “bad things” might happen to gay men like him and other LGBT people. He sometimes considered leaving the country, but waited. Friends and a job bound Grabarczyk to...

Trial begins for man accused of killing transgender teen

Aug. 3, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of 2017 killing of a transgender teen whose body was set on fire in southwest Missouri told law enforcement officers that he tried to make the death quick and painless, a prosecutor said in an opening statement Monday. Andrew Vrba, 21, is charged with first-degree...

Trial starts in case of mutilated, murdered transgender teen

Aug. 2, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A trial is set to start Monday for a man charged in the 2017 killing of a transgender teen whose eyes were gouged out and whose body was set on fire in southwest Missouri. Andrew Vrba, 21, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse in the...

New York sued over licenses that limit gender to 'M' or 'F'

Jul. 28, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old seeking a New York driver’s license with a nonbinary gender identity marker of “X” sued the state in federal court Tuesday. The lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of Sander Saba challenges the state policy limiting gender identity on licenses to...

FILE - In this May 29, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, meets with the media at The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa.  As a transgender woman, Levine has been subject to an endless stream of mockery and abuse on social media and elsewhere. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP)

Transgender official takes abuse while leading virus efforts

Jul. 21, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

Many of the attacks against Pennsylvania’s health secretary have little to do with the way she has handled the statewide response to the coronavirus pandemic. As a transgender woman, Dr. Rachel Levine has been subjected to a stream of mockery and abuse on social media and elsewhere. Every time she goes on...

Dem AGs sue to stop rule revoking transgender protections

Jul. 20, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of Democratic state attorneys general sued the Trump Administration on Monday, seeking to block next month’s implementation of a rule overturning Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. New York Attorney General Letitia...

FILE - In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez speaks during a news conference in Phoenix. The former Arizona prosecutor, known for winning a conviction in the Jodi Arias murder case, has agreed to be disbarred in an ethics case in which he was accused of leaking the identity of an Arias juror and sexually harassing female law clerks in his office. Martinez agreed on Friday, July 17, 2020, to give up his license to practice law. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Prosecutor in Jodi Arias murder case agrees to disbarment

Jul. 17, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona prosecutor known for winning a conviction in the Jodi Arias murder case agreed Friday to be disbarred in an ethics case in which he was accused of leaking the identity of an Arias juror and sexually harassing female law clerks in his office. Juan Martinez agreed to give up...

Little Rock passes Arkansas' first hate crime law

Jul. 8, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock became the first city in Arkansas to pass a measure with increased penalties specifically for hate crimes that target people based on their race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. The city's Board of Directors on Tuesday...